Friday, July 3 at 9 am - ‘Old Growth Forests of Ridge Camp*’ Please meet at the park amphitheater for a 2-mile interpretive hike within the ancient forest surrounding the campground. Centuries old hemlock, oak, and black cherry abound. (3 hrs) Until further notice - Due to COVID-19 restrictions all park programs are limited to 25 participants, mask must be on person, social distancing in effect. All participants must register at the Park Office at (814)744-8407 or [email protected]
Saturday, July 4 at 9 am - ‘The Blowdown of 2017*’ Please meet at the Park Office for a challenging 425 vertical foot rise 2.4 mile hike to observe the impressive microburst damage of 2017 along the Joyce Kilmer Trail. This is the storm that toppled the renowned Longfellow & Seneca Pines. Although we hate to see these massive and ancient trees come down, leaving these hulking trees in place is a vital part of old growth forest regeneration. (3 hrs)
"Goose Chase" event on the Clarion-Little Toby Trail from Saturday, June 27 to Saturday July 4. Download and print the scavenger hunt sheet before heading out on the trail. Complete one, some, or all of the challenges, then snap photos, and earn points and prizes. Submit your photos/videos to tinyurl.com/R2TGooseChase.
Support local small businesses, crafters, and farmers! There will be a farmers market at Calhoun Farm in Falls Creek on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade crafts, produce, food vendors, goat feeding, & family farm fun!
Boats at Curwensville Lake are invited to “light up the night” as we celebrate our nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 4! Kayaks and canoes parade will begin at 7:30 pm. Motorized boat parade at 8:30 pm.
Sunday, July 5 at 12:30 pm - ‘A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral*’ Please meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an interpretive hike into the Forest Cathedral, a registered National Natural Landmark. Learn how to identify old growth forest characteristics, and observe different types of environmental disturbance that are an integral part of old growth forest ecosystems. (2 hrs)
Come to the Centre Grove United Methodist Church in Clearfield on Wednesday, July 8th for a benefit dinner supporting Eric Fletcher. Eric is a Clearfield kiddo what was seriously injured in a four wheeler accident. Meal includes spaghetti & meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert. All meals are $8 and take out only.
The Maple Shade Mansion in Brockway will host a Meet and Greet the Author for Brockway native, Nick Hoffman and his new book, “He Was There All the Time,” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The book tells about some of the people whose presence and influence in Nick’s life saw him through his parents’ divorce, the challenges of adolescence, 30 years as a newspaper editor, a decade-long struggle with alcoholism and more. “He Was There All the Time” illustrates how every person’s life touches and is touched by so many others.
Friday, July 10 at 8:30 pm - ‘Owl Prowl*’ Please bring your flashlights and meet at the Park Office for an evening owl prowl. Explore Cook Forest at night for Pennsylvania’s owls as we drive to owl hotspots in the park. Barred, great horned, screech and saw-whet owls have been known to make an appearance. (2hrs)
Saturday, July 11 at 10 am - ‘Walk with Friends Program*’ Join the Friends of Cook Forest for a walk along the Indian Trail, starting at the Park Office. We’ll hike through one of the best examples of old growth forest in the Northeast, and return to the starting point via Tom’s Run. Along the way we’ll talk about park history and old growth forests. The Indian Trail has a steep start, but the rest of the hike will be relatively easy. (2 hrs)